GINSTR – Stuttgart Dry Gin
GINSTR – World's Best Gin For Gin Tonic (IWSC, London 2018)
Only slightly later than a year after its release, the International Selection Committee awarded GINSTR with the gold medal at the World-Spirits Award, labelling it as one of the Best Gins in the World.
According to an international jury consisting of 400 jurors, GINSTR – Stuttgart Dry Gin, has in 2018 been rewarded as the best gin in the world for Gin Tonic. More than 600 brands from 90 countries participated in this competition in London.
GINSTR was also awarded 'Best newcomer' of the "Gin & Tonic Trophy 2018" from the International Wine & Spirit Company in London. Particularly proud is GINSTR of the additional IWSC Gold Award for having received the label 'Outstanding' defining the particularly clear test result.
Following the British GQ, PLAYBOY and the British VOGUE dedicated an article to GINSTR, the shooting star of the spirits branch ’gin'.
GINSTR – Stuttgart Dry Gin is a declaration of love to Stuttgart: only 711 bottles of each size were produced (0711 is the Stuttgart telephone area code), STR, the airport code of Stuttgart, is responsible for half of the gin's name, and even the barrels have Stuttgarter names instead of them being numbered. The first ever GINSTR-barrel was named Killesberg, a well known area in the city of Stuttgart.
The ingredients originate from Stuttgart and the region mostly. The best examples are the juicily juniper berries from GINSTR’s own vineyards in Remstal and the citrus fruits and rosemary from nurseries around Stuttgart. The Bodensee water that is used for GINSTR is thoroughly filtered and then refined with original mineral water from Cannstatt. All botanicals that can't be cultivated in Stuttgart originate from regional merchants, for the most part from the Market Hall in the city centre of Stuttgart.
Fresh citrus flavours, dignified juniper, a whiff of rosemary, cardamom and coriander are used for the necessary piquancy. On top of that come liquorice, Kaffir lime leaves, orange and hibiscus blossoms and pomegranate pits for the perfect heart note. Altogether, 46 handpicked botanicals find their way into GINSTR – Stuttgart Dry Gin.
GINSTR is 100% handmade in GINSTR’s own distillery on the parental vineyard of Markus Escher, one of the two GINSTR-founders. The distillery was named after Markus' grandfather Otto, who handed over the distillery to the young master distillers.
Everything is handmade: from the crop of the self-grown juniper berries, the maceration and distillation, to the point of manual filling, numbering and the fitting of the cork. GINSTR – Stuttgart Dry Gin is 100% self-made and filled. That way, the makers always fully control the highest quality at any time. And that you can taste.